OwnerSam Greenfield
LocationCharlotte, North Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1993 Chevrolet S-10
MotorAdvanced DC 4001A Series Wound DC
9" series wound; second hand, new bearings, brushes, and armature.
Drivetrain5 speed manual
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Curtis controller has been modified to 1000 Amps; runs much cooler now and doesn't have a 'burp' at 55mph anymore.
Batteries24 Trojan t-145, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
4 forward; 20 under the bed.
System Voltage144 Volts
Charger Elcon
charges with either 110 or 220

8/8/11 Added J1772 inlet for Charge Ports from
HeaterTook the radiator resevior and a circulating pump that connects to a block heater that uses house current. Blocked off cowl vents to limit fresh air coming into cab and run heat as normal through heater core for as long as stored heated water lasts.
DC/DC Converter Elcon
InstrumentationSOC, Volt, & Amp gauges. original Volt gauge for 12V system.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Drive 55 to 60 to preserve range.
AccelerationNormal acceleration after changing to 1000 amp controller.
Range48 Miles (77 Kilometers)
I am still building up the battery pack. Expect to get 50+ @ 50-55 mph.
EV Miles
Current:15,040 Miles (24,199 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight4,500 Pounds (2,045 Kilograms)
Tires14" stock in front; 15" Perrellis in back with 2K load each
Conversion Timestarted June 1st, 2009
Titles as an electric vehicle Nov. 15, 2009
Conversion Cost$13,500
Additional FeaturesAll LED lights, except for head lights.
Replaced power steering with manual.
Tilt bed, more aero dynamic mirrors.
Fiberglass hood w/ scoop for wind transition onto windshield and cooling motor bay.
Tonneau cover and underbelly fiberglass for better aerodynamics.
3/4/11 added induction coil to motor to stop "burp" occuring at 55mph on long trips.
J1772 inlet
Ice Chest Air conditioner
Progressive insurance was able to sell me a CASH VALUE policy at a good price.
Normal vehicle insurance won't cover EV components.

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